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Education (RLE Edu K)

Its Nature and Purpose, 1st Edition

By M VC Jeffreys


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This book discusses the very nature and purpose of education and provides a foundation upon which more specialized studies in the psychology, history and sociology of education can be based. The book therefore surveys the main problems of human life – the relation of the individual and society, freedom and authority, continuity and change (i.e.growth), and underlying them all, the paradox that aspiration and frustration are continually linked in human experience. The educational implications of these various problems are considered in such a way that the methods as well as the aims of education are discussed.

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. Theory and Practice. 2. The Individual and Society. 3. Freedom and Authority. 4. Continuity and Change: The Nature of Growth. 5. Teaching and Learning. 6. Fact and Feeling: Kinds of Truth. 7. Morality and Religion. 8. Conclusion. Index.

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Routledge Library Editions: Education

Routledge Library Editions: Education consists of 244 volumes by some of the greatest educationalists, teaching professionals and policy makers of the twentieth century. The volumes are available in a set; in mini-sets themed by sub-discipline; or individually, in your choice of print or ebook.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects